New Dominican Martyrs!

VATICAN CITY, JUNE 26, 2006 (Zenit.org).- Benedict XVI approved the promulgation of 19 decrees of recognition of miracles, heroic virtues or martyrdom that allow 162 candidates to advance toward beatification. During a private audience granted today to Cardinal José Saraiva Martins, prefect of the Vatican Congregation for Sainthood Causes, the Pope authorized the publication of the following decrees.


Servants of God Celestino José Alonso Villar (1862-1936), Spanish, and nine companions of the Order of Friars Preachers, killed in 1936.

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